1. Priorities and activities to be funded
This call aims to establish 4-year Framework Partnership Agreements with European networks whose statutory aims are to promote equality between women and men and to advance gender mainstreaming. The annual grants to be signed on the basis of these Framework Partnership Agreements will enhance the capacities of these networks to contribute actively to the development and implementation of the policies in this area.
1.2. Description of the activities to be funded under this topic
The 4-year strategic plan will have to fit with the European Commission's objectives in this field and so be aligned with the 2016-2019 Strategic engagement for gender equality's main objectives. Within this framework, the activities of the networks should contribute to one or more of the following priorities:
The networks' activities carried over the 4 years should support national member organizations' involvement –at national level- in the promotion of the gender equality aspects in the areas of employment, social inclusion and poverty, education, research, external relations, etc. EU-level networks should also encourage the cooperation between their national members and social partner organisations at national level.
This call will support networks whose activities contribute to the implementation of the objectives of the Programme and who will implement among others: analytical activities, training activities, mutual learning, cooperation, awareness-raising and dissemination activities.
The annual operating grant to be provided based on these Framework Partnership Agreements will finance the expenditure linked to the activities of these networks, insofar as they are in line with the objectives of the Programme in the area concerned and with the annual priorities that may be established by the Commission. The costs of general administrative expenditure necessary for the running of these organisations may also be covered.
List of eligible countries
All EU Member States, Iceland and Liechtenstein
Eligibility and admissibility conditions
2.1 Admissibility requirements are described under point 1 of part C of the Guide for applicants
2.2 Eligibility of the applicant and the application
(a) the applicant for the Framework Partnership must be a private non-profit-oriented organisation, duly established in one of the countries participating in the Programme;
(b) the applicant for the Framework Partnership must be an established formal network with own legal personality or represent (as a joint secretariat or officially appointed coordinator) an established formal network, must be organised at European level and have member organisations/bodies or authorities in at least 14 participating countries. Only the network or the organisation appointed as the joint secretariat/officially appointed coordinator may submit an application, the member organisations are not eligible to apply.
(c) the network's statutory aims must fall under the objectives of the Programme in the area of equality between women and men.
Selection criteria are described under point 4 of part C of the Guide for applicants
Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic